Virtual History Exhibit

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To create this Horn Book museum without walls — and no closing hours, admission fees, or gift shops — we gathered articles about our earliest years, rare artifacts from our archives, and the voices of some of the best loved writers and illustrators. Profiles of all our editors are here and so are sample editorials and scrappy correspondence. Taken all together, this is a tour through nine decades of growth and change in children’s literature.

Bookshop for Boys and Girls
Our earliest days in Boston

The Horn Book Magazine
History, articles from our achives, editor profiles, and a gallery of covers

The Horn Book Guide
History, editor profiles, and a gallery of covers

From Beatrix Potter, Laura Ingalls Wilder, William Steig, Roald Dahl, and more

Horn Book Radio Review
Rare audio from 1986

Photos, drawings, and more

Virtual History Exhibit acknowledgements

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